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Rating System Explained

Our GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

See an explanation of GAYOT's stars here.


Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele (Lanai)
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu (Hawaii)
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay (Lanai)
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Maui)
Halekulani (Oahu)
The Kahala Hotel & Resort (Oahu)
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows (Hawaii)
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua (Maui)

Andaz Maui at Wailea (Maui)
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa (Oahu)
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui (Maui)
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii (Hawaii)
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (Kauai)
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Maui)
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (Hawaii)
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki (Oahu)
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa (Oahu)
Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio (Oahu)
Hilton Waikoloa Village (Hawaii)
Honua Kai Resort & Spa (Maui)
Hotel Wailea Maui (Maui)
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (Maui)
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina (Oahu)
Ka'anapali Beach Club (Maui)
Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, at Po'ipu Beach (KAUAI/Koloa)

Makena Beach & Golf Resort (Maui)
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Hawaii)
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa (Oahu)
The Modern Honolulu (Oahu)
Pacific Beach Hotel (Oahu)
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki (Oahu)
The St. Regis Princeville Resort (Kauai)
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (Maui)
Shoreline Hotel Waikiki (Oahu)
Travaasa Hana (Maui)
Trump International Hotel Waikiki (Oahu)
Turtle Bay Resort (Oahu)
Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas (Maui)
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (Maui)
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas (Kauai)

Ala Moana Hotel (Oahu)
Aqua Bamboo & Spa (Oahu)
Aqua Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head (Oahu)
Aqua Palms Waikiki (Oahu)
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony (Oahu)
Aqua Waikiki Pearl (Oahu)
Aqua Waikiki Wave (Oahu)
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas (Maui)
Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel (Oahu)
Aston at the Maui Banyan (Maui)

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